Halle Berry is coming!
Her feature directorial debut, Bruised, now has a premiere date at Netflix. It will be released on Nov. 24. Berry also stars in the film.
The streaming giant first acquired the rights in the first big acquisition deal of the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. The film screened as a work in progress at the festival.
Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Sheila Atim also star in the film, which chronicles Jackie Justice, a "disgraced MMA fighter who has failed at the one thing she’s ever been good at – fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves."
In a message on Twitter to announce the release date, Berry wrote, "This project is so special to me, not only because it’s my directorial debut, but because the fight game, especially MMA, is a sport that I absolutely love and a genre that has always been winning. Everyone loves to root for the underdog, as we’ve all been there."
After 3 years in the making, I am THRILLED to finally announce “Bruised” is coming to @netflix globally Nov. 24. This project is so special to me, not only because it’s my directorial debut, but because the fight game, especially MMA, is a sport that I absolutely love (1/2) pic.twitter.com/tHNVyZ5E4G— Halle Berry (@halleberry) August 5, 2021